Weekend Box Office: Resident Evil Reigns

Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth Resident Evil movie, opened in 1st place with an estimated $21.1 million. That’s less than the last RE movie, which opened to $26.7 million, but slightly better than the original Resident Evil that opened in 2002 to $17.7 million. I’m a huge fan of this series and saw Retribution over the weekend. I didn’t love it. I would even go so far as to say this was my least favorite in the series.

The other major new release of the weekend, Finding Nemo 3D, opened in 2nd place with an estimated $17.5 million. That’s way off of The Lion King 3D, which opened on the same weekend last year and earned $30.2 million.

After two months in The Top 10, The Dark Knight Rises slipped from the list and landed at #11 this past weekend. The movie has now earned $441,011,000 and is the 8th highest grossing movie (domestic) of all time.

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of September 14 – 16, 2012:

1. Resident Evil: Retribution ($21,100,000)
2. Finding Nemo (3D) ($17,504,000)
3. The Possession ($5,800,000)
4. Lawless ($4,219,000)
5. ParaNorman ($3,039,000)
6. The Expendables 2 ($3,030,000)
7. The Words ($2,880,000)
8. The Bourne Legacy ($2,875,000)
9. The Odd Life of Timothy Green ($2,511,000)
10. The Campaign ($2,405,000)

New movies in bold.

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